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Storage magazine - May 2013 Vol. 12 No. 3

One of the biggest challenges of building a virtual server infrastructure is fine-tuning the storage that supports the virtual machines. Having multiple server OSes running on a single physical server can easily overload a storage network and supporting storage array. These 10 tips provide practical guidance you can use today to improve the performance of those storage systems. David Davis, a server virtualization and storage expert, steps you through the process of tweaking virtual server storage setups.

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